CHIMAIRA Announces 13th Annual ‘Chimaira Christmas’

CHIMAIRA will return to the stage for its first and only remaining U.S. appearance of 2012 on December 29. The 13th annual Chimaira Christmas will take place at Cleveland, Ohio’s House Of Blues.

Commented CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter: “Cleveland’s had CHIMAIRA‘s back since the beginning — they’ve weathered the storms — now it’s time to celebrate!”

A special pre-sale for fans will take place through the band’s Facebook and Twitter pages this Wednesday. Tickets will go on sale through Live Nation on Friday.

Multi-camera video footage of CHIMAIRA‘s March 22 concert at 02 Academy 2 in Oxford, England can be seen below. Metalhead Media, which shot the footage, states, “We start with camera audio until 01:46 where we then change to a desk/camera audio mix.”

CHIMAIRA‘s current lineup is as follows:

Mark Hunter – Vocals
Matt Szlachta (DIRGE WITHIN) – Guitar
Jeremy Creamer (DAATH) – Bass
Emil Werstler (DAATH) – Guitar
Sean Zatorsky (DAATH) – Keyboards
Austin D’Amond (BLEED THE SKY, THE ELITE) – Drums

CHIMAIRA‘s “Chimaira Christmas” concert on December 30, 2011 at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio marked the band’s final performance with guitarists Matt DeVries and Rob Arnold.

CHIMAIRA in December released a free digital EP, “The Age Of Remix Hell”, via The effort, as the title suggests, contains remixed versions of songs from “The Age Of Hell”.

“The Age Of Hell” sold more than 7,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 54 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “The Infection”, opened with 15,000 units back in April 2009 to land at No. 30. This figure was roughly in line with the first-week tally registered by CHIMAIRA‘s 2007 album, “Resurrection”, which shifted 16,000 copies to enter the chart at No. 42.

“The Age Of Hell” was released in the U.S. on August 16, 2011 via eOne Music; in Germany on August 26; and in the United Kingdom, Australia and the rest of Europe on August 29 through Long Branch Records.